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Rajat Dhariwal

Madrat Games

The Bangalore-based start-up’s founders, Rajat Dhariwal, Manuj Dhariwal and Madhumita Halder, are in their twenties. They set up their venture in January 2010 to create a Hindi-language board game that was not just fun, but also educational. The plan was to sell the game in railway stations, in trains and in other crowded locations. All that changed in November 2010, when their board game metamorphosed into an application that was embedded in five lakh Nokia handsets. The venture received a license fee for the app, which is also available free on the Ovi store for the first year. From the second year, it will be available for a fee. The team is now working on an Apple desktop version of the app. “For our future games also, we will see if we can release an app version,” says Rajat Dhariwal.